Macula of saccule

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Macula of saccule
Latin macula sacculi
Gray's subject #232 1052
Dorlands/Elsevier m_01/12509279

The saccule is the smaller of the two vestibular sacs; it is globular in form, and lies in the recessus sphæricus near the opening of the scala vestibuli of the cochlea. Its anterior part exhibits an oval thickening, the macula of saccule, to which are distributed the saccular filaments of the acoustic nerve.

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